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had to go out for painkillers

That enormous box is still downstairs. Vrooom. Vroooom.

Artist's shoulder is now fucked and drawing tonight will probably be out of the question. Instead I will set myself homework:

Drawing with trackpad (left) and graphics tablet (right). Compare and contrast.

trackpad picky sketch graphics tablet work illo

Sacrificial animals (artificial pheasant, chemical sheep, snowman candles). Write up disposal plan.

Pen mountain behind drawing board; investigate, test, sort.


( 15 worms — Feed the birds )
10th Jan, 2005 18:41 (UTC)
Well they look as good a each other, so the question is, which is quicker and easier? Trackpad or tablet?

Couldn't live without my tablet and pen personally, but then mousey things give me RSI.
10th Jan, 2005 22:46 (UTC)
which is quicker and easier?
... well, tablet, of course. A trackpad's, what 4cmx5cm? Plus, fingers are a lot blunter than pens.
10th Jan, 2005 22:50 (UTC)
Re: which is quicker and easier?
Well, unless you want to indulge in a spot of pure masochism, then the trackpad wins out.
10th Jan, 2005 22:52 (UTC)
I really just
do the trackpad drawing thing for the challenge I think -- which is a) silly and b) a waste of time. Those two pictures are supposed to remind me that it'll take twice as long and look considerably worse ...
10th Jan, 2005 22:57 (UTC)
Well there you are, masochism, I suspect it's in your nature. After all, I recall you mentioning cartooning with glass pens and other such insanity.

Mad! Utterly hatstand!
10th Jan, 2005 23:12 (UTC)
oh, but the glass pens
darling, they're so decadent! So divine!

To be honest, I might be giving the eiffel-tower shaped antiquarian nibs Damian got me for christmas a miss. They're just a teensy bit blobby ...
12th Jan, 2005 16:32 (UTC)
Re: which is quicker and easier?
Try a sharpened carrot.

I used a pair of sharpened bits of carrot to investigate the properties of a friend's trackpad (welol, trackkeyboard, but that's not important right now) over christmas - you can cut them fairly small and they still work.

-- tom
10th Jan, 2005 19:57 (UTC)
Yeh, not much between them. The one on the right looks more organic & 'loose', but I guess it's s'poze to...
10th Jan, 2005 22:46 (UTC)
I think I'd say
10th Jan, 2005 20:17 (UTC)
Disposal Plan
Well fire is always fun, but I'd be wary of breathing in any of the emissions.

Perhaps you could make a dry ice volcano to drop them in? Appease the Dry Ice Volcano Gods! (they demand it)
10th Jan, 2005 22:49 (UTC)
I'm not sure I ought
to burn the amazing sheep -- we are in a no-smoke zone, after all.
11th Jan, 2005 00:47 (UTC)
Re: I'm not sure I ought
Hmm...my chemistry was never very good ... would a sacrificial vinegar dunking of said Sheep do the trick? Perhaps the crystals aren't sufficiently calcified pearl-like...

Otherwise I'm tempted to revert to Settlers references and suggest you crush them into Rock, or Clay, or Wood... ;-)
10th Jan, 2005 20:18 (UTC)
If you knew the specific melting point of the various sacrifices ... it'd be cool/cruel to melt them into eachother - producing a New Crobuzon-style beast (Mafia connections not required). ;-)
10th Jan, 2005 22:50 (UTC)
I'll save that
for the plastic toys, I think.
12th Jan, 2005 21:36 (UTC)
It's hard to judge the drawing given how much I prefer the colouring of the "tablet" picture.
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